I am embarrassed that I tried (briefly) to market myself as a cover artist.
Thanks to Niemeier having a nice talk with David Stewart on nostalgia, I was introduced to David Stewart.
Thanks to David Stewart, I was introduced to some flaws in my cover art. Namely, I’m trying to make art rather than an ad.
Here’s the Hat Trick 1 cover before Stewart and after Stewart:
- New font! Old font says “romance”, new font says “fantasy.” Hat Trick is fantasy, not romance. For the most part.
- Made the title bigger. Now you can read it on the Amazon Thumbnail!
- Moved the picture to make room for the title. From now on, I have to remember that the top third to half of the frame is reserved for that title.
- Small color balance tweaks to make it more cohesive.
With time, I would redo the picture to make it play better with the cover design, but onward and upward!